Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Freeport Square

Rockport Harbor Morning, 8x8 image, pastel
I'm getting ready to deliver some paintings to Freeport Square Gallery in Freeport, Maine for their Local Color Show. The show opens Saturday May 1. Stop by the gallery on Main St if you're in town. To purchase this painting visit my website: Katheen Daughan Fine Art

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Casco Bay 2

Pastel on Wallis, 6x12 image, 12x18 in a gold plein air frame
This is the second of the 5 plein air paintings I did last week. Casco Bay from the Eastern Prom. This view includes Cousins Island, Little John, Great Chebeague, Little Chebeague and Great Diamond. I am very lucky to be able to look at this view everyday. This painting captures the mood of Casco Bay exactly as I feel it when I come over Munjoy Hill and see the bay stretched out in front of me. Gotta Love Portland. You can purchase this painting from my website:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Casco Bay 1

Pastel on French Handmade Paper, 5x7, gold plein air frame

I've been painting on the Eastern Prom in Portland this week with some of my friends. This is the first piece I did on Wednesday. Casco Bay as seen from the Prom is one of the most challenging seascapes to paint. The colors constantly change by the minute depending on clouds, atmosphere, fog etc. On Wednesday the changes were never ending. Makes for an interesting painting experience. This painting is available on my website:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Plein Air Painting

I've been out plein air painting these last few days. This is my new Heilman pastel box. I thought some of you might like to see it, it's so beautiful when it is full of pastel sticks. It's functional too, a no mess way to transport all those fragile sticks. This is the small backpack size. I had a larger one that was just too heavy. This is working much better. Mr Heilman makes a great product. Thanks Mr Heilman.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dreaming of Pemaquid

Pastel on Wallis, 6x6 image, 12x12 in a gold plein air frame, $250.00
Still working on those WIPS (works in progress) and got this one finished today. I sure had a lot of them. This of course is from my favorite painting spot: Pemaquid Point. I couldn't believe this plein air piece was from July of 2008. It's now up on the website where it can be purchased: Kathleen Daughan Fine Art

Friday, April 16, 2010

Frohock Stream I, Lincolnville, Maine

Pastel on Wallis, 6x6, framed in a gold plein air frame 12x12, $250.00

Yesterday I received a new box to keep my pastels in, ready for plein air outings. I'm ready to roll. I've been looking through some pieces I did last fall in order to get them framed up. This painting I did in Lincolnville in October and it's now available in a beautiful plein air frame. You can purchase paintings on my website: Kathleen Daughan Fine Art

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pemaquid 2

Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, 4x4, $40.00
It's been incredibly beautiful weather here and I've been out plein air painting several days. Mostly large pieces that aren't finished yet. But here is a small piece that is finished and I'm posting it here (it's also on the Daily Painting Page) so you know I've been working. As many of you know, Pemaquid is one of my very favorite painting places. I was fortunate to get there on Saturday and really enjoyed the day. This scene is a very difficult subject for some reason even though I've been painting it for many years. I'm happy with this rendition. You can purchase this piece from my website: Kathleen Daughan Fine Art

Welcome to the home page of my blog. This is where I post new work as well as updates on my artistic life.

You will find a complete portfolio of my work on my website: Kathleen Daughan Fine Art where paintings can also be purchased. Smaller paintings and jewelry are in my Etsy shop:

I also have a brick and mortar gallery/studio in Nashua, N.H. in the Picker Building. Please email me for more information.